I wanted to fix the portlight in the head so that one could not look in for obvious reasons. What better way to do it than with a stained glass insert. I took a stained glass class with Julie Gill a while back and decided to put those skills to work. This shows how I did it.
I started out making this piece using the basic copper foil method. This is covered elsewhere so I won't go into detail here.
Once made I had to figure out how to secure it to the portlight so that it would not be knocked loose. Also I did not want to alter the portlight by drilling holes or soldering.
Initially I bent a 3/16 brass rod into an oval. I intended to solder picture hanging wire to it. But soldering the brass oval to the stained glass proved difficult and the results messy.
The second and successful attempt is detailed in the pictures below.